G'DAY surfers. Yet another beautiful week with zero waves. Now for the good news/bad news conundrum.
There's a south swell coming up the coast ... but northerly winds are forecast for the weekend.
Please, shoot me now.
Agnes Water to Coolangatta
The one metre-plus swell on the open beaches will be fairly destroyed by the 15 knot NE to E winds.
These winds will rise early, so unless you've got a secret spot that loves an extreme south swell with NE winds, you're cactus.
Temperature highs will be 27 degrees and there's a tiny chance of showers.
The Goldy's the same but with even stronger afternoon winds. Ugh.
A fairly glassy morning will yield some unruly leftover waves in the one metre-plus range but it's going to be a jumble sale.
Onshore winds will lift and tend easterly before midday and set in for the rest of the day. Strength? 10/15 knots or so.
It'll be another hot day with 28 degree temps and possibly the odd shower.
Down the coast will be exactly the same.
Tweed Heads to
Early NE winds will not be a problem in a few border areas but the south swell (1.5 metres) might be.
Somewhere might be worth it, if you're lucky.
Watch for rips and currents though. We haven't had any swell in a while.
Afternoon winds will be up to 20 knots.
Coffs crew will have even stronger winds but they'll also have more options for protection.
Swell size will be in the 1.5 metre-plus range so I'm not so sure about where it's going to be best.
Byron area surfers will wake to much lighter winds but a damaged swell due to Saturday's big NE blow.
Uneven 1-1.5 metre waves will not be improved by the rising NE winds, to 15 knots, by the afternoon.
The swell in Coffs will be on the drop. Sets won't exceed a metre or so but be watchful for sneak sets.
The winds will be northerly and up to 20 knots. Not good at all but with 31 degree weather and no rain, getting wet sounds good.
How many times can I say "hang in there"? Even I'm beginning to wonder.
At least the swell is waking up. Now to turn those northerlies around.
Disclaimer: This forecast is prepared on Thursday to meet deadlines. As conditions may change, it is always recommended that you take a good look before ever entering a surf zone.
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